Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years Eve!

Happy New Years Eve my lovelies!!!

It is the last day of the year.. a day to reflect on the past, and to be hopeful for the future. I am very grateful for everything in 2010. My incredible partner who helps me through life, my beloved family and friends for all of their love and support, my sweetie little pup that is the best cuddler in the world! I've had a great holiday season and met some fabulous new friends through custom work, local shows, and Etsy sales! Thank you all so very much! I truly appreciate all your support & love!

Wishing you all the very best in 2011! May we all have a year of peace, love and happiness!

Chrissy Ann

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ornament GIVEAWAY on ZankYou!!!

Good morning all! Just to let you know I have a fab giveaway hosted by ZankYou "The multilingual, international wedding registry service that brings freedom to wedding planning!" Where you can enter to win one of my kissing couple ornaments in a gift box ready for gift giving or to treat yourself! The giveaway is running until this Friday the 17th. All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment with your favorite Christmas carol. Easy right?!?!

Good luck to you! Please let me know if you win! I love my readers and would love one of you to have it in your home!

Check out the write up and enter to win here Best of luck! xoxo

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Etsy shop closing for the holiday

Happy Sunday all!

Just to let you know I will be closing my Etsy shop for the holidays on Friday, December 17th until Monday, December 27th. So get those ornament and pottery orders in! I stopped accepting custom orders as of yesterday morning.. but I have lots of goodies you'll love! I will be posting some more later on today as well after I squeeze some photo time between custom orders.

I hope you're having a great weekend!
xo, Chrissy

Friday, December 10, 2010

Last call for custom ornaments!

Hi all,
Just thought I'd leave you a friendly note to let you know that today is my last day accepting custom work for the holidays. I have several ornament designs that can be personalized with dates and names celebrating a new marriage, baby, engagement, love and more! Get yours in quick!!!

Happy Holidays! xoxo

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snow Mall in Somerville!

Happy Sunday all! Sorry I've been away for so long. I have a few hours of morning time before I drive myself and my pretty little Corolla out to day 2 of Snow Mall at the Arts at the Armory in Somerville. It's about an hour and twenty minutes from my sweet little home in Fairhaven. But luckily the organizers are wonderful and made the hours from 12-6! Leisure Sunday morning PLUS a great time in the city listening to some great tunes and meeting some new friendly people that are taking home my little babies! Today my sister Lisa Lisa from My Velouria Designs will be sitting with me. I've packed up a picnic of crackers and cheese, some hummus & crackers, a little trail mix, and chocolate of course! : )

So if you are in the area please stop in! There are 35 vendors all together.. everything from handmade stationary, jewelry, photography, hats, masks, doggie accessories, vintage, and pottery of course! There is a $2 admission free and children are free with an adult. Bring a toiletry for the Somerville Homeless Shelter and get in for free! They'd really appreciate your donation so check out your pantry or stop by the dollar store and bring some over!

I hope to see you but if not, you can find me Tuesday night over at Margaret's Restaurant's 4th Annual Craft Extravaganza!!! Enjoy your Sunday! xo

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Black Friday!

Happy Black Friday! Will you be going out to the BIG stores hoping to score some amazing deals?!?! I will not. Just the thought of the crowds & the stories of the pushing and shoving is not my cup of tea. Instead I will be doing some last minute things around my studio for this weekend's holiday sale that kicks off today at 2pm. I will also be listing some goodies like these new dish sets that are two tapas style dishes that come ready for gift giving in a sweet Chrissy Ann Ceramics gift box! I started listing some nautical designs in my Etsy shop & hope to be listing some of my Fleur de lis designs later on today!

Take a peek & let me know what you think!

And for those of you local folks.. Our Annual Holiday sale is all weekend Friday 2-9, Sat & Sun 10-5. For more information about the artists involved and directions check out our studio website at

Have a great long weekend! xoxo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gifts for Him!

New Gifts for him up in my Etsy shop!

Show him that you still think he's a little hottie with a Stud Muffin dish! Now available!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Studio Holiday Sale is this weekend!!!

Hatch Street Studios Annual Holiday Sale is this weekend! It's the "happening" place to be the day after Thanksgiving! Wander through artists' studios exhibiting and selling handmade clothing, accessories, drawings, furniture, glass, jewelry, lotions, paintings, pottery & sculpture! Find unique holiday gifts or add to your own collection.

Continuing the spirit of Thanksgiving, this year we are collecting can goods for the St. Anthony's of Padua Food Pantry. There will be collection centers on each floor. As art and artists continue to revitalize the city of New Bedford, this is another way we can show our appreciation!

Don't want to walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on our stairs this year?!?! Personal elevator service with an attendant is available. Just look for the signs and the wooden steps at the side of the building.

Black Friday 2-8pm, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5.

Come & visit me in my studio for some fun shopping! For directions and artist info check out our website at

Suite #302. Hope to see you! xo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Season's Greetings!

Is it just me or does the holiday spirit have you early this year too?

Mine happened before Halloween this year! Yikes! I think it might have had something to do with my ornament making frenzy that began then and I think the Elvis Christmas Album on the stereo didn't help. ; )

So I've been busy elfing away at the studio.. cranking out LOTS of handmade ornaments. Many of them are personalized with names, monograms, special dates and messages. Its been really fun to make these personalized custom gifts for people and their loved ones from all over the states and Canada. I will continue to take the customized personalized ornaments until December 11th then I must stop due to make time & shipping so close to Christmas. So if you are looking for a affordable, unique personal gift for anyone on your list. Please take a peek at my shop and let me know if I can help!

Season's Greetings! xoxo

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Goodies in the Etsy shop!

Some goodies new to my Etsy shop! Get your custom/personalized piece for 20% off until Nov. 15th.. Shop

Available in White, Blue, or Pink.. Also available with personalized baby name, birthdate and or year!

A sweet gift for that mommy & daddy to be.. OR.. A clever way to tell your folks & in-laws that you have one on the way! :)

Monogram a ceramic dove with couples initials & wedding date or year.. or celebrate a baby with baby's name and birthdate!

Who doesn't like a smooooooch.. a sweet gift for the newlyweds, mom & dad, or anniversary celebration!

More to come! Stay tuned!!! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy November 1st!

Happy November 1st, and Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

Am I the only one feeling the pressure of the holiday season already?!?!

I am counting down 4 weeks until the 1st weekend show of my holiday season! For a listing of my upcoming shows and shops carrying my goods check out the "Shop Near You" section of my website here at

I like to offer something new every year.. and I have some new goodies in the works so stay tuned! I also will be offering some pretty new packaging that I am excited to put together! Everything is ordered and I will show you some pics when they arrive!

Lots of exciting stuff going on at the studio! I feel like I should be wearing green & sporting some bells on the tips of my shoes and some pointy ears.. haha..

Tis' the season! Happy crafting to all you makers out there! I'd love to see what you're working on!
Comment away~ xoxo

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Ornament Designs In The Making!

Sorry I have been so quiet all week.. I've been pretty busy working on some new ornament designs at the studio, and helping a friend with a Cancer benefit taking place tonight. I sat and marked off my shows on my calendar and counted down four weeks to my first holiday sale!!! Yikes! Its going to come up fast so I have to start cranking out work so I will have enough for all of them! I have a list of my current shows in my "shop near you" section here on my website I am still waiting to hear back from a few.. I hope to add on to that list!

For those of you that are local.. I will be at Fairhaven's Indoor Farmers Market tomorrow from 1-4pm. It is our first indoor market taking place in the Nemasket Gallery 56 Bridge Street on the corner of Green and Bridge. I will have some of my holiday designs on hand for those of you who like to get a head start! Here is their blog

I need to grab a BIG cup of coffee now since I just woke up after staying up late at the studio last night carving pumpkins with some friends for the Cancer benefit that is taking place today. My pumpkin is the frankenstein ish one.. I saw a pic of someone carving one so I sketched it out a similar design on my pumpkin and carved away adding some stars in the round.

If you are in the New Bedford area.. you should come out for a good cause! Full proceeds go to the Cancer Society.. Check out the details on their facebook page here

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Monday, October 18, 2010

Motivational Monday

Here is another one of my Motivational Monday Etsy artist interviews featuring Treacher Creatures. I stumbled across her shop through an Etsy thread, and I found her little creations to be super cute and fun.. I'm thinking about getting a few as Christmas gifts this year! I love how they seem to have personality in the photographs. Really cute! Here is what she had to say~

1. What is the name of your shop and where are you from?

Treacher Creatures.
I am from North Yorkshire, England.

2. Please describe what is it that you make, and how long have you been making your handmade goodies for?

I make one of a kind sock creatures. I have been making these for just over a year now. I make any and all animals. I have been sewing all my life though and also make traditional teddy bears and fleece animals.

3. What made you begin "crafting" or "art making"?
I have been creative all my life. I am not only a crafter but also an artist and have always loved creating things with my own hands.

4. What made you take the leap into creating a business with your art/craft?
My house was so full of sock creatures I had to find homes for them.

5. Is your business full time? Where do you sell your work other than Etsy?
No, I am a full time and carer and mother too. This is an outlet for my creativity. I also have a shop on

6. Where do you create?
In the family sitting room.

7. What is your creative atmosphere like? Loud and crazy, soft and sweet?
I like sewing in front of the telly or listening to music.

8. What inspires you?
Socks and animals and all things cute.

9. How has Etsy been positive for your art/craft?
It has inspired me to stretch my creativity and take newer and harder challenges with all the custom orders I receive.

10. Where else can we find you online?
Stuffed Team - a plush team on Etsy. We have our own team shop.

Thanks for sharing your process with everyone here on my blog! You can buy her creations here in her Etsy shop

Happy Monday! xoxo

Friday, October 15, 2010

20% off All Custom Orders Sale!!!

Special weekend special! I am taking 20% off of ALL custom/personalized orders in my Etsy shop from Fri. 10/15-Mon 10/18.
Start some personalized holiday shopping today!!!

Lovely special occasion pieces for that new baby, newly married, new home, or just for fun!

Check out my shop here at

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Custom section in my Etsy shop!

I just realized that most of my Etsy business is for custom work.. so I thought I would make it easy and have a "Custom Design" section in my shop! Take a peek.. I can customize anything in my shop with personalized text, monograms, dates, or special quotes!

Turn around time is only 3 weeks from purchase date!

I will be listing many more.. but here are a few for now~

Tell me what you think!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Motivational Monday Etsy Artist Interview

It's Monday...and EVERYONE needs a little extra Motivation on Monday right?

Well, here you go! Here is another fabulous Etsy artist interview from Etsy shop that will motivate you to get off your computer and into that studio and work!

1. What is the name of your shop and where are you from?
I use my name as my shop name DeborahJulian. I live in New York CIty.

2. Please describe what is it that you make, and how long have you been making your handmade goodies for?
I'm a photographer with two bodies of work-my more serious photos and my cat art prints. My Etsy shop showcases the cat images which I design using my three cats as my subjects. From my original art work I create note cards and prints, which is something I started doing many years ago as gifts for friends and family.

3. What made you begin "crafting" or "art making"?
When I was in my early 20's my cousin asked me to join her in taking an adult education photography class at a local high school. The class spent a lot of time in the darkroom, which I loved. I was hooked on photography from the moment I saw the latent image come up in the developing tray. I decided to go to school and get a degree in photography. After a few years of commercial darkroom work I developed allergies to photo chemicals and had to leave photography behind for a while. I went back to school for a degree in art history. But I missed taking pictures! I'm grateful that digital photography and ink jet printers have allowed me to get back to my craft. And my art history studies have influenced my work.

4. What made you take the leap into creating a business with your art/craft?
I decided it was time to seriously pursue what I truly love to do.

5. Is your business full time? Where do you sell your work other than Etsy?
I still work a day job as an assistant to an art dealer three days a week. But I work on my designs and on promoting my Etsy shop every day.
I will be a vendor at some craft fairs in New York York City this fall, including the Crafts in Chelsea street fair on October 16th.

6. Where do you create?
I live in a New York City sized one bedroom apartment with my husband and cats so there is not a lot of room. I have computer work space in the living room where my cats frequently sit with me as I compile my images in Photoshop. They compete for my attention and take turns walking across my keyboard. My cat Billy has discovered that if he stands on the keyboard, I am not able to work at all. They have trained me to take breaks from my work to play with them.

7. What is your creative atmosphere like? Loud and crazy, soft and sweet?
I would love my creative atmosphere to be soft and sweet but that’s never going to happen! My husband also works at home so there is a lot going on while I am trying to work. I’ve learned to focus on what I am doing—but it’s hard to ignore a cat who is standing on your keyboard.

8. What inspires you?
My cat images are inspired by my cats. I love to watch them interact with each other and with me. Each has a different personality which I try to capture in my designs. For my more serious work, I love to wander the streets of New York. I’m an observer by nature and many of my photographs deal with people in the urban landscape.

9. How has Etsy been positive for your art/craft?
The Etsy community has been incredibly helpful and supportive. I have made some good friends through the forums and team threads and have learned so much from other Etsy sellers who always seem willing to help a newcomer.

10. Where else can we find you online?
Besides my Etsy shop, you can purchase my work at my website Please have a look at my shop! You might find something you love!

Thank you Deborah for sharing your story with us and best of luck in your creative adventures!!!

If you are interested in answering some questions about your artwork, and being a motivational moday etsy artist, please contact me!

Thanks for reading.. have a great week! xoxo

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Wedding Designs!

Here are a few of my new CUSTOM wedding designs!

I now offer CUSTOM monograms for the happy couple in your life on my love bird ring bowls~

Here are some sweet ornament designs available with text shown or your own CUSTOM text!!!

They are all up for sale in my Etsy shop I also offer significant discounts for custom orders of 50 or more if ordered as a wedding favors. Contact me for more info!

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

LOTS of new goodies in my Etsy shop!

Here's a peek at a few new goodies I just posted in my Etsy shop! LOTS more is on the way!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Motivational Monday Etsy Interview

It's Monday...and EVERYONE needs a little extra Motivation on Monday right?

Well, here you go! Here is a fabulous Etsy artist interview that will motivate you to get off your computer and into that studio and work work work!

This week's artist is with Tiffany from Varga Art and Prints

Please describe what is it that you make, and how long have you been making your handmade goodies for?

I sell prints and original art. I haven't posted any original art yet because I need them for a show! But afterwards, I'll put more original works on my shop!

What made you begin "crafting" or "art making"?

I began art making in college. Before then I was just a doodler. I always thought I would be some sort of scientist. But when it came to finally choosing a major in college, I had to really think hard about what I want to do with the rest of my life. I turned to animation. After that came a long career in video games. 2 years ago, I picked up a brush and began one of the most exhilarating journeys of my life... Watercolor!

What made you take the leap into creating a business with your art/craft?

I took a leap to create my etsy business because a lot of people around me seemed to really believe that my art was any good!

Is your business full time? Where do you sell your work other than Etsy?

No, my art and print business is not full time, unfortunately. I do engage in digital art making for a living because I work for a video game company doing 3d animations.

Where do you create?

I create everywhere. Everytime I go on a trip, I leave the camera at home and paint the moment. For the kids illustrations, I am sometimes in the living room, or the kitchen. I'm quite restless and don't have a designated space for my art. I like being where the action is.

What is your creative atmosphere like? Loud and crazy, soft and sweet?

My creative atmosphere varies from quiet to loud, neat to messy, inside, outside, hot, cold. I actually have an intensely high tolerance for distraction when it comes to painting.

What inspires you?

Life inspires me. Books inspire me. I am actually very fond my own artwork, I know it may sound egotistical, but I don't love it for the skill and craftmanship. I love it because almost every painting carries a personal meaning. For instance, on my website, you will see a painting of a man and 3 dogs walking at a park.

That's my husband and my dogs. It was an actual moment when we went to a dog park in Austin together. It can't get any more life-inspired than that.

Or this piece, which is a tea set given to me by my mother-in-law. These are special things to me. I rarely paint things that mean nothing to me.

How has Etsy been positive for your art/craft?

Etsy has yet to be a positive thing for my art. I haven't made an art sale, but I've only been around 3 weeks? I am very optimistic about the future, because I stand by the quality of my work.

Where else can we find you online?

You can find my official watercolor website here:
my blog here:

If you are interested in being a featured Etsy artist/crafter on another Motivational Monday.. please let me know!

Thanks for reading! xo

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I thought I would check in and say hello while I have a minute before bed. Its been quite the busy week getting back to work, and that last push before this weekend's New Bedford Open Studios event. *Fingers crossed* for good weather.. but not too good that will send people to the beach. We want cozy fall weather that is perfect for checking out some art studios!!!

Here's a peek as to what you'll find if you decide to come out and visit, and I hope you do!!!

For more information about the event and other participating artists, check out
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